hi @gabzs-things I have a request please. One where the reader has autism and gets embarrassed about stimming in public so he stims with her so she isn't alone and he sleeps with a weighted blanket for her. tysm just thought this would be good, also dont worry about getting facts wrong idm. stimming in the shorthand is volitary movements or vocalism to help self stimulate a person with or without autism, this can include hand/arm flapping , humming, whistling, head banging and rocking ect. bye
hiya, of course I can. I think @blueathens had a similar request so if mine doesn’t do it for you , keep an eye out for hers. Tbh ya’ll should do that anyways her writing is golddd. I actually know quite a lot about ASD/ASC (autism) through people i know and charity work i do with children with ASD. anyways enough on that hopefully this is what you wanted...
disclaimer: autism is different for everyone.
Title : Reader with autism (request)
Quote : “Don’t apolise my love,”
Song : ‘Atlantis - Seafret’
When you first met Ben you were very good at masking your autism so when you finally told him after 3 weeks of going out with him he was surprised yet very supportive. The next time you visited his house books about ‘dating someone with autism’ and ‘autism ; fact and myths’ books etc could be seen on his bookshelves and you could tell how much effort he put in because he loved you.
Fast-forward 3 and a half years and you had moved in together. He could read your emotions and sense an outburst even before you could, he knew what you needed when experiencing a sensory overload (space), made sure he had all of your safe foods filling the cupboards to the brim, sleeping with a weighted blanket in your shared bed to help you sleep. But there is one by far that he does that sets him apart from the rest.
It started on a busy summers evening in the park you were having a picnic date but the only thing was the fact that the whole neighbourhood had decided to have a picnic as well that day. And you didn’t like people staring at your stims and you were flapping your hands quite noticeably so he joined in, flapping his hands and arms around without a care in the world, diverting all the unwanted attention towards himself. Both of you bursting out with laughter.
later that evening he ran a lovely bath for you, no bubbles, and he was downstairs playing FIFA with Madders, Mason and Kai. Suddenly you felt the need to do your head banging stim against the edge of the bath, Ben heard this from downstairs. pulling the microphone on the headset to his mouth and speaking urgently.
“sorry lads, that’s me dont for tonight, same time tomorrow !” he said throwing the headset on the floor and rushing to your side not that you needed his help, you could stop if you wanted it just felt nice and was calming. He slipped his hand under your head in an attempt to dim the force as not to hurt you.
“Baby, i know it feels nice but can you try not to do that one because its not safe hun.”he said gently.
“I am sorry” you replied thinking he was angry with you.
“dont apologise my love, i tell u what ,when you are out of the bath i can get you some pillows to do that to ?”
“yes please” you replied.
That night he laid in bed with you , holding you softly whilst you stimmed in a safe environment. him leaving trails of gentle kisses along your jawline lulling you to sleep.
A/N : please don’t come at me , i tried to portray stimming as something y/n doesn’t need help with however i dont have autism yet stim everyday constantly and sometimes i need help with it otherwise i will get overexcited! hope this is what u wanted anon and please keep an eye out to see if @blueathens posts her version xx